Sonja Davison

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Plastic bags for seedlings

Posted: 22/03/2012 at 22:49
I like to use cling film over trays & pots.


Posted: 22/12/2011 at 22:17

Four years ago I bought some mistletoe seeds plus instructions on how to try and get them to grow on various trees and so we had a try and 'planted/introduced' 21 on the underside of the various branches.Over the years we have looked to see if anything had taken then yesterday I looked up into the large bramley apple tree and low and behold there were about 6 green leaves coming from the bare bark. I was excitedly suspicious! Binoculars confirmed a small cluster of mistletoe, no berries yet but a beautiful little sprig. I felt really excited and wrote this verse for a wassail I had previously written for the apple tree around the time I first introduced the berries. "Mistletoe in-the apple tree, wassail you and wassail me, here's to bird and man and fruit and all the health-y shoots." I've searched high and low in the other trees around the allotment but haven't spotted any other little sprigs.

Growing Pumpkins Vertically

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 21:54

Funny you should ask as I organise the Autumn Pumpkin Festival in Southampton. I would suggest the green Rolet/Little Gem as they don't grow bigger than a cricket ball and the trellis can take the weight. Jack be little and other smaller varieties like harlequin would be fine and you could always make them a bit of a sling from old tights to support their weight if they get too heavy (actually put them inside it to mature). Some butternuts would also do well if supported.  If you are in the Southampton area you should pop along to our festival which attracts over 8,000 visitors and hundreds of pumpkins squashes and scarecrows Its on Sat 13th Oct in 2012.  

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